bailing on broad street

I need some advice.  I'm very seriously considering dropping out of the 10 mile Broad Street run this year.  
I haven't trained at all, I mean it, not one training run completed.  I know I didn't train for the St Pat's 10 miler either and I survived, but I didn't enjoy myself, in fact I hated every step.  I feel like all the excitement surrounding the Broad Street run will be lost on me.  The thought of getting up at 5am, driving to Philly and fighting the crowds to run a race I'm not prepared for is overwhelming.  There are only 13 days left until the race so it is definitely too late to try to train now.

They have a bib deferral program that would allow me to give up my spot this year and guarantee me a spot for next year.  I think I'm going to take advantage of this option and I plan on talking to Joe about it later today.  I feel bad because Kat is also registered but her sister is running too so she won't be on her own...

What do you guys think?  Am I being baby?  Should I just suck it up and run?  Should I listen to my gut and stay home?


  1. I would say to defer until next year. It would be a wasted race and you might end up injuring yourself! No harm in backing out! Especially since then you can guarantee a spot next year!!

  2. I agree with Angela. I would also defer until next year. There is nothing that will discourage you more than a bad race experience. Also, if you haven't trained at all, you run the risk of injury. There's no shame in deferring...it's better to keep yourself healthy and happy :)

  3. Thanks ladies! I just processed my deferment. After talking to Joe, my sister & Nicole I decided it is the best choice for me this year. I signed up for a local 5K this coming Sunday and Joe is going to do a long run with me on Broad St day so I'm not giving up on running just slowing down a little!